It’s mid-summer and it’s hot! Hot enough for all the refreshing drinks. I love fixing and creating new cocktails during summer. This summer is no different, especially, since I can’t go out safely and get one. I’ve been mulling over what to make for weeks now. I always like to make things that are in season with recipes, especially ones that include vegetables and fruit. Last year, I made this Watermelon cocktail. This summer, my signature cocktail recipe, includes strawberries. Mid-July, strawberries are plentiful and very affordable. So, after much thought and taste testing, I came up with this Strawberry Mint Smash cocktail.
It features muddled strawberries, ginger beer, and a special liqueur – St.Germain Elderflower. I’ll be very honest. This St.Germain liqueur is awesome! We’ve had it for years and it just makes cocktails SPÉCIAL. It’s an imported artisan liqueur featuring elderflowers. This special liqueur contains hints of citrus and tropical fruits, so it’s perfect for those summertime cocktails missing something. I like to drink it really cold in a shot glass too! Yum!Print
This muddled strawberry drink features a delicious liqueur, ginger beer, and fresh mint. It’s refreshing any day of the week!
- 6 Strawberries, leaf removed
- 2 ounces St.Germain Elderflower Liqueur
- 3 ounces Lime Juice
- 8 ounces of Ginger Beer
- Muddle 6 strawberries in cocktail shaker or measuring cup.
- Add 3-4 sprigs of fresh mint and press into strawberries.
- Add lime juice and St.Germain Elderflower. Mix well.
- Add ginger beer.
- Pour drink over ice and sugar-rimmed glass.
I like to keep the strawberries in the glass and enjoy those as I go. You could extract them with a strainer if you’d like too though. Always garnish with fresh fruit or herbs to beautify your drinks. I used fresh strawberries, mint, and a sugar-rimmed glass to beautiful this cocktail. You could also use lime slices as well.
I have plans to share more cocktails with you this year so get ready. As the seasons change, I’ll have to account for what’s available for fresh ingredients. I just love including fruit in cocktails so hopefully that’s your style too. My husband and I have both been wanting to try a cocktail with egg white so be on the lookout for that as well.